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  • Local boat retailer found in lake

    TAYLORSVILLE - A week after he was reported missing, a Bullitt County man’s body has been recovered in at Taylorsville Lake.

    Anthony W. Reynolds, 36,  of Shepherdsville, had been last seen about 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29 after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • Shepherdsville wins 1999 suit over fire districts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision was what city of Shepherdsville officials had been waiting for the past decade.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled that on Sept. 27, 2007, the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department.

    The decision settles a lawsuit filed in 1999 by the fire taxing districts of Zoneton, Nichols, Mount Washington and Southeast Bullitt.

    At that time, the fire districts argued that the city of Shepherdsville had encroached illegally into their territory when it annexed property.

  • Fatal I-65 accident Monday evening

    CLERMONT - A driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 near Highway 245 Monday evening.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, the driver, a white male, drove into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the left southbound lane just south of the 245 overpass.

    Thompson said the tractor-trailer was slowed due to I-65 construction lane closures beginning just south of the entrance ramp. The driver, in a white Ford Ranger, did not slow down.

  • Bee sting triggers wreck

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bee apparently caused an accident along Highway 61 Tuesday morning.

    Shepherdsville Police Officer Ken Proffitt said the driver of a 1998 Toyota Corolla lost control after she was stung by a bee.

    Proffitt said the driver, a white female, 46, from Pioneer Village, was headed northbound along Highway 61 near the Conestoga Parkway intersection just before noon.

    The driver's car flipped on its side and came to rest in the brush along the northeast corner of the intersection.

  • Hallman guilty of wife's murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were tears throughout the Bullitt Circuit Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.

    Nineteen months to the day, a Bullitt County jury deliberated for less than three hours to decide that Steven Hallman was guilty in the shooting death of his wife.

    And the panel would return on Thursday to determine that Hallman should serve 25 years in prison for the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman.

    As members of both families cried after the verdicts, sheriff’s deputies led Hallman to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Man injured in ATV rollover

    CORAL RIDGE - A man was rescued after his ATV flipped on top of him Monday morning.

    Zoneton Fire and Bullitt County EMS units responded to the call just after 11 a.m. The location of the ATV was behind 197 Coral Ridge Road near Highway 61.

    Zoneton Chief Rob Orkies said the ATV driver received possible rib injuries, but nothing else life-threatening. The driver was transported by BCEMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Judge denies probation in rape case of former educator

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator in Bullitt and Nelson counties could spend the next eight years in prison.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled Thursday morning that Larry Brent Childress, 41, should not be granted probation for his role in a sexual encounter with a teenager beginning in 1993.

    Childress had entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy. The sentences would total eight years in prison.

  • Memorial Day weekend doesn't stop gravesite thefts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crimes involving gravesites don't stop, even for Memorial Day weekend.

    Mount Washington police with assistance from Shepherdsville units arrested Mount Washington residents Geraline Hilbert, 63, and her grandson, Joshua Taggart, 21, Saturday after the two allegedly stole 22 bronze vases from Highland Memory Gardens gravesites around 8 a.m. The vases had a total estimated value of $13,000.

  • School chief gets good grades from his bosses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Keith Davis knows there are many areas in which he can improve up as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    But he also knows that it is good to feel that the members of the school board have the confidence in his abilities to lead the sixth largest district in Kentucky.

    The five-member board released its annual evaluation of Davis' performance on Tuesday and the superintendent met or exceeded all areas of evaluation.

  • Federal grant to provide over 100 summer jobs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a tight job market, over 100 young adults ages 16-24 may have an opportunity to have employment this summer.

    The Bullitt County Community and Adult Education program will receive funding through KentuckianaWorks and the federal stimulus package.

    The entire region will receive over $1.4 million in funding with Bullitt County receiving enough funding to supply 114 jobs and another $84,000 for administration of the program, according to adult education director Jim Boswell.